Hello + welcome to this tiny space on the internet! I created this blog (+ changed the name twice since) 14 years ago as a creative outlet from my career in the emergency room as a PA. After spending the past 7 (or so) years on social media outlets, I have decided to delete all of the ones associated with this blog and get back to the heart of blogging.
I am still working on this post but I wanted to create this space where I could place frequently asked questions. This will make it easier to find what you may be looking for in this space. If you don’t see what you are searching for, please write in the comments below or email me!
What is the carpet you placed in your 2nd floor?
What is the thermometer you always recommend?
This one here! It’s pricey but it’s the best (IMO). It’s also FSA eligible without a prescription.
What are the vinyl runners you have in your kitchen that wipe clean easily?
These vinyl runners are awesome for the kitchen and the prints are gorgeous.
Where did you get the initial necklace you wear all the time?
The necklace is from Hope + Celebrate and it’s the mini diamond initial necklace. They also have a solid gold initial necklace as well! They only have a sale once a year around November. I will let you know in my newsletter when and if they do!
Can we get a varicose vein/vascular update?
I still have not made the time to see a vascular surgeon but that is my plan. I want to have the procedure done in fall 2022 so that my leg recovers over the winter (you usually get a ton of bruising for months after). When I figure out the exact procedure I decide on, I will let you know! For those that are not familiar, I will post an image of my leg while I was pregnant with my 4th, below.
Yes, my foot was in fact purple my entire pregnancy. It only worsened as the pregnancy went on. My leg is definitely better now that I am not pregnant but it’s still painful and very visible.
Is the dyson air wrap worth it?
It’s pretty damn amazing and I don’t know any hair tool that can give you a blow out that is identical to what you would get at a salon. Plus, the attachments allow you to add in gorgeous waves/curls as well. If you can swing it, I highly recommend it. When Sephora has their sales, it’s usually part of it and that is when I got mine!
Your favorite purse and the insert you bought to go inside?
My leather Aberra tote from ABLE is my go-to every day bag. It patinas over time and it looks beautiful, I even love that it scuffs up. You can easily buff it out with their leather softener but I like it as is. I use this insert (medium) to give it more shape and organization. You can use code: LYNZY10 for 10% off
Breakdown of your home gym?
This is a piece of equipment that surprised me. I absolutely LOVE the rower and it gives you a FULL body workout (unlike a bike or a treadmill) and it gets my heart rate up faster than any other piece of equipment I have tried. My typical workout is 2000 meters to start, 10 minutes of lifting, 5 minutes of 100 meter sprints on rower and repeat those last two for a few sets!
They have a promotion going right now – Orders placed by 1/31 11:59PM EST using promo code SELFASSEMBLE are eligible for direct delivery and $199 off the cost of a rower delivery & installation. They also have an extended 60-day trial will continue to be applied to all checkouts with or without opting in to Self-assembly!
Peloton Bike: We purchased this back in 2020 and I never liked biking but I love the community on here and the motivation it gives me. I frequently do the bike bootcamp workouts!
Bench | Pull up Machine | Slam Ball | Kettlebell 25 | Kettlebell 40 | Medicine Ball 12 lbs | Resistance Bands | Pull Up Assistance Bands | Loop Bands | Workout sign | Weight Rack – was a score from Costco last year
Information on your recent kitchen renovation?
Everything for the renovation can be found here.
Why did you leave social media?
I talk about my reasons to leave here and I will be launching a new podcast series on February 2nd about this as well!
Where are your kids bunk beds from?
The kids have bunk beds in both rooms now. We love how wonderfully these are made.
What is the air purifier fan you use to heat and cool the baby’s room?
This is the Dyson hot/cool air purifier we have and it’s the perfect solution for the two rooms we have upstairs that are too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter (old houses – ha). I set the temp and leave it. They are amazing.